One of the best parts about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is how many different sets of armour and gear Link can collect. No matter where you go in Hyrule, there’s almost always a new set of helpful armour or clothing waiting for you. Collecting as many different outfits as possible is not only useful for fashion purposes but for utility ones, too: clothing that can keep you warm in the cold or cool in the intense heat is vital for your journey to defeat the Demon King. Some outfits, though, are a bit more sentimental and offer a way to dive back into the past of the franchise.
The Hero of Time set is a set of clothing that Link can obtain in Tears of the Kingdom. It references one of Zelda’s most popular entries, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved games of all time. Many Zelda can trace their roots back to the Hyrule seen in OoT and so roaming around the world of TotK, garbed in that iconic emerald green tunic, is something a lot of people will want to do.
Here’s where to find the complete Hero of Time set (also known as the clothes from Ocarina of Time) in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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Hero of Time Set
The Hero of Time set is one of many sets of gear that pay homage to past entries in The Legend of Zelda series. This one, in particular, represents the clothes Link wore in his adventures in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. They return in Tears of Kingdom with their rich emerald hue and distinct shape.
Like with most of the other cosmetic sets, each armour piece in the Hero of Time set only has 3 defence, putting you at a total of 9 with the whole set equipped. This is on par with some early-game armour like the Hylian set but this can be upgraded by visiting a Great Fairy.
Now that you know what you’re looking for, where can you find the Hero of Time set in Tears of the Kingdom?
Where to Find the Hero of Time Set
If you’ve been diligent at exploring the Sky Islands littered above Hyrule, you may already have an inkling of where to find some of these pieces.
Hidden in chests around the different Sky Island Archipelagos is a series of Old Maps that lead to locations in the Depths. Each Archipelago seems to correlate to one full set and you’ll get the exact coordinates if you happen to find them. You can still collect the Hero of Time set and other sets like it before finding the maps, of course, but they do give a little more guidance on where you need to go.
For the Hero of Time armour, you’ll need to head to the Depths on the Western side of Hyrule.
Cap of Time
The Cap of Time is the trickiest of the three pieces to find, mostly because of where it is located. You’ll find it in the Sturnida Lavafalls, an underground location in the Depths pocketed by pools of lava. The main cause of the annoyance is that it’s to the very far North-West, far away from any Chasm entrances.
The best way to get to this location is to enter via the Hyrule Ridge Chasm Entrance which is located next to the Lindor’s Broe Skyview Tower. This is the closest Depth entrance to the Sturnida Lavafalls but you’ll still need to trek a long way to reach there. Once you land in the Depths start heading North-West: there are a lot of sheer cliffs and slopes, so bringing Zonai devices like Rockets, Air Balloons and Fans will help speed up the process.
Eventually, you’ll reach the Sturnida Lavafalls. Another problem with this chest is that it is located right next to a stream of lava: get too close (which you will need to do to grab the chest) and you’ll begin burning. If you have heat-resistant armour it may help here, but the best way to deal with it is to simply get in and out as soon as possible.
The chest can be found on top of a spire of rock next to a lava waterfall. Inside will be the Cap of Time, securing you your first piece of the Hero of Time set in Tears of the Kingdom.
Tunic of Time
The next two pieces of the Hero of Time set are, fortunately, much easier to get your hands on. Starting with the Tunic of Time, make your way once again to the Hyrule Ridge Chasm entrance and head down to the Depths.
Once you land, immediately head eastward: directly underneath the Lindor’s Brow Skyview Tower will be the Lindor’s Brow Abandoned Mine, a small stretch of ruins that you can explore. Atop a pedestal with be the chest containing the Tunic of Time.
Trousers of Time
The final piece of the Hero of Time set in TotK is the Trousers of Time. Depending on how much of the map you’ve unlocked, there are two main ways to get here. You can either start at the Hyrule Ridge Chasm entrance once again where you will be making your way directly south, or you can enter the Depths via the East Gerudo Chasm which is the closest entrance to the chest.
If you’re taking the East Gerudo Chasm, head northwest. The area you’re aiming to reach is the Gerudo Canyon Mines, another group of crumbled buildings just like the last one. The Gerudo Mines are at the bottom of a steep incline, though, so watch your step as you’re trying to reach them.
The chest containing the Trousers of Time will be right in the middle of the Gerudo Canyon Mines, easy for you to pick up and complete your Hero of Time set.
That was where to find all three pieces of the Hero of Time set in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.